Color: Currently, blue; recent investigations show multiple layers of paint.
Purpose of Room:Martha Jefferson Randolph's sitting room, where she sewed, taught her children, and directed the slaves who worked as household servants; the room also housed some of the overflow of Thomas Jefferson's books from his Library.
Unusual features: Rumford fireplace altered by Jefferson to burn – in a more efficient manner – wood instead of coal.
Furnishings of note: Tables and chairs for reading, writing, and sewing, including a sewing table made in the Monticello joinery and attributed to John Hemmings. Today, a portrait of Martha Jefferson Randolph, painted by James Westhall Ford, hangs over the fireplace. Silhouettes of family members and engravings hang on the walls.